December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas parade set for Friday

The City of Whitesburg’s annual Christmas parade will begin Friday at 5 p.m.  Those wanting to participate in the parade should line up at Everidge Funeral Home at 4:30 p.m. There is no fee to participate. More...

Lost bird to be returned to owner

Was last seen at funeral more than 200 miles from here

A homing pigeon which became lost after a funeral service in West Virginia two weeks ago was found in Cram Creek, more than 200 miles from its coop.  More...

Features

The Home Place

FAMILY FEATURES W  hen preparing a holiday feast, you want to know your friends and family will enjoy every last bite. But cooking the meal can often mean spending more time in the kitchen and less time connecting with loved ones. More...

Toymakers turn iPad into plaything for kids

NEW YORK   Make room in the toy box for the iPad.  More...

Opinions

Homeless children, millionaire coaches

Before I weigh in on the heartstopping salary of Ohio State’s new football coach, let me tell you about the kids I met a couple of Sundays ago.   You may have met them, too. More...

‘Boring’ kid toys make best gifts

It’s baby’s first Christmas, but what to buy? How about the Vinci — described on its website as “a new category of touch screenbased early learning systems”? In other words: an iPad for the diaper crowd.   More...

The GOP’s reality show

WASHINGTON  The contest for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has been described as a reality show and a circus. But what’s happening inside the GOP is quite rational and easily explained.   More...

Speak Your Piece

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E-m@il address  In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net   More...

Health

Gout vs. pseudogout: What’s the difference?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have faux gout. At least that’s what I’ve been told I have. It’s in my left foot. I understand it’s not caused by uric acid but by calcium. Can you tell me more about it and what can be done for it? More...

Apple juice can make you fat

It’s true — apple juice can pose a risk to your health. But not necessarily from the trace amounts of arsenic that people are arguing about.  More...

More kids skip school shots

ATLANTA  More parents are opting out of school shots for their kids. In eight states now, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren’t getting all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.  More...

Entertainment

Coming events

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Hint: They’ve netted 10 Grammys

1. Name the group that had hits with “Only Sixteen” and “A Little Bit More,” and give the year. 2. Which solo artist had No. 1 hits with “Longer,” “Make Love Stay” and “Believe in Me”? 3. More...

New metal rocks Pikeville

The line that started forming at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center and curved its way into the streets of Pikeville made it clear the starstudded “Buried Alive Tour” was highly anticipated.  More...

Breaking News - 12/12/2011 1:45 PM

Police look for Isom Double Kwik robbers - Free Access

Police are looking for two men who stole cash and cigarettes from an Isom gas station while armed with handguns Sunday night. More...

Breaking News - 12/9/2011 2:02 PM

Jenkins man killed in mining accident - Free Access

Funeral services will be held Saturday for a Jenkins man killed in a surface mining accident in Virginia.  More...

New proposal calls for Letcher Co. mail to hit Knoxville first

Local mail may take two to three days

Letters mailed from Whitesburg and most other Letcher County post offices will be processed and distributed from Knoxville, Tenn., under a new plan announced by the U.S. Postal Service.  More...

Quarry owners offering reward for theft arrests

A rock quarry in Gordon is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who stole an estimated $20,000 worth of tools from the site.  More...

News

Professor donates motorized wheelchair to disabled student

When Hazard Community and Technical College Professor John “Hugo” Back saw one of his students without a motorized wheel chair, he knew a source and had a newer and improved chair donated to the student.  More...

Payne Gap line to serve 181

Access to clean drinking water will soon be available to 181 households in Letcher County.  The Department for Natural Resources’ (DNR) Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) announced this week the award of contract and the start of const More...

‘Shoebox’ gifts still accepted

For families who still wish to pack gift of hope through Operation Christmas Child, it’s not too late.  More...

Columns

Car Talk

Shop that messed up should pay up

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years  December 7, 1961 Whitesburg Memorial Hospital administrator John Blankenbeckler says the hospital is setting up a unit especially for the care of patients who have chronic or long-ter More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) I know, dear Lamb, that you don’t like anyone trying to take charge of one of your projects, but try to be a bit more flexible.  More...

Sports

Grubb’s Las Vegas farewell

Tony Stewart arrived in Las Vegas no stranger to sitting at the head table for NASCAR’s annual awards banquet. More...

Struttin’ Time

How did 2011 go by so fast?

As another year nears its end, I sit and ponder about the year gone by and ask, where did it go? I had so much more that I needed to talk about, but the old hands on the clock said it is time to go.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass active on crank baits

Reports I have received on bass fishing from most lakes is that the bass are active on crank baits.  During this time of year the bass will move up along banks and feed on shad schools. More...

Families & Friends

Fatal accident happened 60 years ago

December 3 marked the 60th anniversary of the deaths of the Rev. Kernel Sexton, 46, and his daughter, Emma Jean, 21, in an accident. More...

BIRTHDAY —

Bobbi Creech Eldridge celebrated her birthday on Dec. 2. She is pictured with her son Dylan, who turned 3 on Nov. 21. She is the daughter of Robin Kincer of Jenkins. More...

Watch for scholarships and deadlines

High school seniors should pay close attention to application deadlines for college admissions and financial aid. More...

Obituaries

Ralph E. Baker succumbs at 66

Ralph E. Baker, 66, of Andersonville, Ind., died Dec. More...

Services held for Landon Sexton

Funeral services for Landon ‘Papaw’ Sexton, 80, were held December 3 at the Colson Pentecostal Church. More...

Services held for George Yonts

George Clark Yonts, 86, of Goose Creek, died September 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born at Millstone, he was a son of the late McKinley and Ruth Kidd Yonts. More...